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Monday, September 8, 2008

R.I.P. Peril the First!!! (UPDATED List!!)

Well - I am entering a reading challenge put on by Carl V. (which I found out about from one of the many blogs I follow)!! It runs from September 1, 2008 through October 31, 2008 and sounds like fun!! (Plus, I love Halloween, so this should help build up the suspense!!)There are 3 Perils to chose from and I have selected Peril the First, which means that I must read FOUR books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stores.... bwah ha ha ha ha ah aaaaaaaaaa....
According to the rules, I need to post my "pool" of possible selections on my blog here and then post reviews as I finish reading at: Ripping Yarn's Site
So - Here is my pool of possibilities:

  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (which may be cheating because I just finished reading this one and LOVED it!)

  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Breaking Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • unknown... because I don't usually read scary books, I don't have many in my "to be read" pile, so I'll have to investigate. Gee a trip to Barnes & Noble will really break my heart - LOL
  • UPDATE: "The Book of Lost Things" by John Connolly (recommended by a friend)
  • UPDATE: " The Thirtheenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield
  • (I found out it doesn't necessarily have to be SCARY, it can also be about the supernatural, preternatural, etc... that makes it easier since I love Vampires, werewolves and stuff like that... yippee!)

So - onward and upward - woo hoo!!


John said...

OK, see ... my wife read The Historian and LOVED it. I am not even exaggerating when I tell you that I've been reading that book for almost a year ... and I'm not even 2/3 done yet. And I am a fast reader. I am just finding it incredibly slooooooow ... and boooooring ... ... ...

Have you ever read "It" by Stephen King? It'll scare you to pieces.

Helena said...

Try The Haunted Dolls House.
That gave me the creeps for years!

Carl V. said...

Hey, welcome! I am so glad you found my site and that you are participating in the challenge. We try to have a great deal of fun so I hope you enjoy yourself.

Just an fyi, I grew up in Nebraska and am a lifelong Huskers fan and am also a fan of John Scalzi!

Rachelle said...

Oooh, if you're taking recomendations, I suggest Intensity by Dean Koontz, which is more disturbing than scary. Or, if you're going for something a little less nightmarish, try Blood Memory by Greg Iles, or Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton. I'm not sure if the Greg Iles one is truly a horror, but I found it quite horrifying!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and the birthday wishes, you are in the giveaway, Jane

Bear Naked said...

Nope can't do it.
Don't like scary books, scary movies and scary anything.
Just call me a ScaredyBear.

Bear((( )))

Vickie said...

Sounds really scary and lots of fun!

smilnsigh said...

Dear Becky,
I just found out about "Followers," and clicked and noticed that you 'Follow' my blog. Thank you so much for so doing. Especially since I recently had to go No Comments. {Had to, to find more time for my Real Life, which was being eaten up, by my Blogging Life! Eeeek!}

I love to find blogs which tell of books to read, which yours does.

And since you said you love Vampires, etc. ~ May I suggest the 'Twilight' series by Stephenie Meyer? :-)

Gentle hugs,
Miss Mari-Nanci

nikkicrumpet said...

I am a rabid reader...Barnes & Noble has an altar in their corporate office dedicated to me lol. My hubby said we could own a jet if I didn't spend so much on books! We don't share a lot of authors...although Greg Isles is one of my favorites....but we do share a love of books!

Kim said...

Phil Rickman's Merrily Watkins series--start with the first, The Wine of Angels. Good stuff!